Julie Zaffarano is a Philadelphia area playwright who believes everyone’s lives are made of a myriad of stories. Her scripts have been produced and performed throughout the United States. While her work spans multiple genres and forms, as well as varied characters, she loves creating strong roles for women, with a special focus on women of mature age. Upcoming: Above the Fold, (readings Artemisia Theatre and Allens Lane Theatre); Kentucky Lemonade (Everybody’s Theatre Company); Gamma Girls to the Rescue (New Feathers Productions and Actors and Artists of Fayette County). Most recent: Destiny is a Careless Waiter and Other Plays (Juniper Productions); The PlayMakers (Rover Dramawerks and What If? Productions and Winner in the What If? Productions Playwrights Festival Best New Work); Destiny is a Careless Waiter, (Pittsburgh New Work Festival/Winner, Best Production). Recent recognitions and readings: Semi Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (Kentucky Lemonade); Winner, Maryland Ensemble Theatre (METLab) Festival; Winner Best Production, Pittsburgh New Works Festival; “Readings at the Drake” PlayPenn (Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia); Cloverdale Playhouse, Winner Page to Stage Contest; Kentucky Lemonade (reading), Town and Country Players. Recent short works have been presented by Colonial Theatre, Pittsburgh New Work Festival, RL Productions, Town and Country Players, South Street Players, Plays & Players, ReVamp Collective, Tempest Productions, and Everyone’s Theatre Company. Julie is a member of Philadelphia PlayPenn Foundry, Dramatist Guild, Witherspoon Theatre, Philadelphia Dramatists Center, Indiana Playwrights Center, and the Minneapolis Playwrights Center. She holds two master’s degrees from Villanova University. She loves spending time with her charming and supportive husband, Dave, and their growing family.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/12137/julie-zaffarano
MORE ABOUT ME
Theatre storytelling is how we relate to each other on a human level. In getting to know others, our universe expands and also grows closer. Theatre has made me a better person.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
As most playwrights, I have several projects in varied states that I am excited to wake up and meet each day. I am exploring characters as they navigate their desires and fears. My play "Above the Fold" has the strongest place in my heart, as it is based on a true event that was family lore to me in my youth.
Dramedy, Comedy, Drama, Relationships, Family, Sisters, Parent/Child, Death, Historical, Farce, Romance, Trauma, Age, Tragedy, Equality, Victimization, LGBTQ, Loss, Revenge
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